#anti black racism #st louis county #white supremacy #poverty
And if Michael Brown was not angelic, I was practically demonic. I had my first drink when I was 11. I once brawled in the cafeteria after getting hit in the head with a steel trash can. In my junior year I failed five out of seven classes. By the time I graduated from high school, I had been arrested for assaulting a teacher and been kicked out of school (twice.) And yet no one who knew me thought I had the least bit of thug in me. That is because I also read a lot of books, loved my Commodore 64, and ghostwrote love notes for my friends. In other words, I was a human being. A large number of American teenagers live exactly like Michael Brown. Very few of them are shot in the head and left to bake on the pavement.
The “angelic” standard was not one created by the reporter. It was created by a society that cannot face itself, and thus must employ a dubious “morality” to hide its sins. It is reinforced by people who have embraced the notion of “twice as good” while avoiding the circumstances which gave that notion birth. Consider how easily living in a community “with rough patches” becomes part of a list of ostensible sins. Consider how easily “black-on-black crime” becomes not a marker of a shameful legacy of segregation but a moral failing." @1 month ago with 9047 notes
I hate liberal condescension. “The people are rioting because they’re frustrated and don’t understand the legal process.”
No. They’re rioting because they understand that the process rarely gives justice to Black people and they’re tired of being silent about it.
Conservatives say Black folks are stupid and malicious. Liberals say Black folks are stupid but child-like so it’s not really their fault. Either way it’s racism.
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Anonymous said: BLACK PEOPLE ARE CRIMINALS AND NEED TO BE TAUGHT THE LAW DEATH IS THE ONLY THING THEY LISTEN TO
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